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Sesame Street Art Maker

Sesame Street Art Maker

Fall 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 & Up
Developer: Sesame Workshop
Download Price: $3.99
Platform: iPad

Elmo and Cookie Monster introduce this digital coloring book and invite preschoolers to color and embellish 24 "canvasses" with over 100 different tools - from crayons and markers to animated talking stickers. Completed artwork can be saved and shared, even after the app is closed.

It's hard not to find Elmo and Cookie Monster fun companions. A scrolling page presents the selection of Sesame Street characters including Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster. Selecting an image opens it full screen with colors and tools easily accessible on the top and left. The line drawings are fairly simple, devoid of strict margins, and open to many decorating options. Additional canvases and tools are available for purchase.

Kristin Harris   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at

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Sesame Workshop
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